Pavilion offers the most performant, dense, scalable, and flexible data storage platform in the universe.
That is quite a claim, and Pavilion has the proof to back it up.
This is the second of a four-part blog series that will address each of the performance, density, scalability and flexibility claims. This one sheds light on density and demonstrates how the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers greater performance and capacity in a higher density footprint than any other storage platform in the universe.
Storage Density Matters
Rackspace, power, cooling, etc, all have costs and a sprawling data center also includes a myriad of additional associated networking costs.
This is why density is a critical factor in the data center. Oftentimes though it’s overlooked - the old adage of more is better certainly refers to performance but it certainly doesn’t apply to footprint.
Organizations looking to secure the same performance from various vendors can see widely different density proposals. What Pavilion can accomplish in a single 4RU oftentimes requires competitors to propose in 10 RUs in order to achieve the same level of performance. This means the deployments will require multiple arrays to deliver the performance of a single Pavilion system. And with each additional system, your organization incurs hard costs including additional cabling to connect to expensive network switch ports (which can cost hundreds of dollars per port) which drastically drives up total costs.
And let’s not forget about the people costs associated with equipment proliferation. Simply put, density matters. Let’s look at three elements of density.
1. Performance Density
Performance density is one of the best measures for how different storage solutions compare to each other. The easiest way to do this is to break down the performance of each solution to how much performance is provided from each rack unit of space occupied. For example, the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform can deliver 120GB/s of read performance for block data with a 4RU system. This means that for each unit of rackspace, Pavilion delivers 30GB/s of read performance.
Competing solutions come with a range of footprint, performance, capacity, and feature options. Comparing these different products on a per rack unit basis is one of the best ways to get a true picture of which one is the best choice.
Simply put, the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers universally unrivaled performance density, across block, file, and object workloads providing organizations with a best of breed solution across all three.
2. Storage Density
While performance is one measure of density, another important metric is storage density. Storage density is the amount of available capacity in a given space. The extreme density of the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform supports up to 2PB of usable capacity in only 4RU. That is 500TB per RU. The key for you is to be sure and ask for this metric whenever you’re evaluating system solutions.
3. Density at Scale
The high density of the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform scales beyond a single system. Pavilion customers can scale out capacity and performance, linearly, across any number of systems.
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform can scale block, file, and object workloads, in any combination, across any number of arrays. In rack scale deployments, customers can have up to 10 4RU systems delivering over 20PB of capacity and up to 1.2TB/s of throughput per rack.
The Pavilion Difference
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform delivers unmatched performance for block, file, and object workloads. Best in class performance, for each workload, simultaneously. That performance is delivered in a compact 4RU footprint, and scales linearly across any number of systems, in any combination, without limits. That is the Pavilion difference.
To learn more about how the unmatched performance of the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform can enable your organization to get more from your data, read our density solution brief.
Want to learn more about how Pavilion can say it offers the most performant, dense, scalable, and flexible data storage platform in the universe? Read the other blogs associated with this series: